Seven weeks after her birth, the panda twins have opened their eyes for the first time in Berlin Zoo. First, the younger of the two babies looked at his mother Meng Meng cuddling, as the zoo told. A short time later, the older twin also saw his surroundings.
Meng Meng gave birth to the two panda babies on the 31st of August. It was the first panda birth in Berlin Zoo. The 90-kilo bear was shown from the beginning as a loving mother. Visitors should be able to see the young family from the end of the year. Then the zoo also wants to announce the name and gender of the babies.
The twins now bring each good two kilos on the scales and are about 30 inches long. Even the typical black and white coat is now grown for them.
5 picturesBerlin Zoo: Panda twins open eyes
What exactly the two young animals can now perceive with their button eyes, is difficult for carers and veterinarians to judge. It is clear that their vision will steadily increase in the coming days and weeks. The zoo expects that the two will soon start to purposefully walk around.
Meng Meng and the father of the mini-pandas, Jiao Qing, came to Berlin from China in the summer of 2017 - initially for a loan of 15 years.